Saturday, 8 September 2012


Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, September 08, 2012 with No comments

1. 2012-13 Track and Field
The draft 2012-13 Track and Field program is available for download from this link.

Because of the workload of conducting the Nationals at the end of the season, there are a number of changes from the format of recent seasons.

The main point is that this season we will not be having a separate championship weekend.   Championship events will be fitted into Thursday nights during February and March (the 10k walk will be in November to avoid a clash with Australian championships in its usual February timeslot).  There will not be separate championships for each age group, instead the 3 medal winners across all ages will be decided based on percentages of World Masters standards.  The championship events are denoted as "Ch" in the program.

These changes have put a "squeeze" on the calendar, so all trophy series will be "best 5 of ...".
Another point is that the hammer and weight throws will be held at the Masson St ground in Turner because the AIS lower throwing field is now closed.

If you have any comments on the program or events, please contact Ken Smith of the Competition Sub-committee by the 10th of September.
(e) (m) 0415 653 151

All regular Track and Field competitors are expected to participate in the roster of officials twice during the season.  Please also let Ken know if you have any preferred date(s) to do duty (1 or more in order of preference if you can), or any times when you will be unavailable.

2. Vetrunner       
The position of Editor of Vetrunner is still open. There are no confirmed responses for the position.

If you have been considering filling this esteemed position but have not yet approachedNarelle or a committee member, now is your opportunity to find out more about the position.

Time is quickly running out if this publication is to continue past the November 2012 issue.

Please contact Narelle Blackaby for further information at All training is provided.

3. Changes to September/October/November Run/Walk Handicaps
The Handicap Sub-Committee advises that there are changes to the October and November Handicap events.

Firstly, the October Handicap cannot be held at the Arboretum due to construction.  This will now be held on a variation of the Aranda Bushlands course.  It will be known as the Little Black Mountain Course.  The long course will be 9.2 kms and the short course will be 4.6 kms.  This Handicap will be a King and Queen of the Mountain event.

Secondly, the November Handicap cannot be held at Weston Park due to the construction of a bike path.  This will now commence at Mt Ainslie and will be known as the Mount Ainslie Woodlands course.  The long course will be 7 km and the short course will be 3.5kms.  This course was decided upon as there will be plenty of shade for the end of year presentations etc.

Also, please note that the September Handicap will be held on the second last Sunday of September (23rd September) to avoid clashing with the National AMA Winter Throwing Championships.


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